(1) "The question of Argentina's entry into the United Nation's Security Conference causes the most dramatic floor discussions which have occurred there thus far. Ezequiel Padilla, Mexico's able Secretary for Foreign Affairs, speaking in behalf of the Latin American Nations, pleas for Argentina's entry. Russia's Foreign Commissar Molotov, through an interpreter, speaks against the plan, adding that Russia will ask nothing else of the conference. Secretary of State Stettinius pleads with the conference to admit Argentina and get on with the other matters on the agenda. When Chairman Anthony Eden calls for a vote, Argentina is invited to the parley by a vote of 31 to 4." scenes of discussion of Argentina admission to United Nations at San Francisco conference, vote taken, delegate arrives; (2) Russian Drive On Berlin - "As Marshals Zhukov and Rosokofskey direct wide flanking attacks on Warsaw, Red tanks and cavalry wheel into line to carry out the orders. Heavy artillery opens its murderous fire. The infantry advances using machine guns and heavy grenades. Die hard Nazi snipers are wiped out. Ruined Warsaw is entered, Chopin's conservatory is ruined, in fact all buildings are mere shells. Warsaw had been Germanized, even the street cars had been reserved for Nazis. The same story is repeated at Poznan, but here there is human ruin, a horror camp. Disfigured people walk about. The courtyard is filled with corpses and wailing women relatives. A chamber is loaded with torture implements including a guillotine. A parade of Nazi prisoners is attacked by frenzied Poles who punch right and left indiscriminately, just so they land on Nazis. Warsaw and Poznan are freed, and the drive for Berlin is on." scenes of street fighting, Nazi atrocities and torture instruments, men hit column of prisoners, scenes in ruined city of Warsaw; (3) Navy Smashes Jap Air Raids Off Okinawa - "Jap planes, desperately trying to defend their homeland, rise from their air fields to attack the U.S. fleet off Okinawa. Some of the most vivid and spectacular action of the war takes place. U.S. guns completely fill the sky with their fire; low flying Jap planes are picked off by highly accurate fire into which they fly." (complete newsreel)
Production Company Universal StudiosAudio/Visual sound, b&w
February 28, 2010
The Pictures are from Poland not Germany
Hey, these second material is entitled "Russian Drive on Berlin", but You know these are pictures from liberation of Poland, because on the way of Soviet Army to Berlin was Poland. It shows soviet offensive from Vistula to Oder and fighting over polish cities Warsaw and Poznan in January and February 1945. I know that... because I'm from Poland :-)
November 1, 2005
Ordinary, Then Grisly, Then Ordinary
Newsreel from 1945 featuring a story about Argentine being admitted to the United Nations. This is fairly dull, however the next story, about the Russian takeover of Berlin is grisly, as it shows dead Germans in the streets, townspeople attacking Nazi prisoners, Nazi torture devices, and corpses from a death camp. This is historically important, but hard to watch. Also included is a straightforward story about the Navy shooting down Japanese airplanes.
Ratings: Camp/Humor Value: N/A. Weirdness: ***. Historical Interest: ****. Overall Rating: ***.